Today, Sunrise announced a new Gundam project called Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Gundam NT). It will be released as a movie on November 2018.
The story is set in the U.C. timeline, in the year 0097. That is one year after the events of the Mobile Suit Unicorn Gundam, featuring what seems to be an upgrade of the Unicorn Gundam Phenex. The main protagonists have been revealed.
The main Gundams from the series have also been revealed.
If you like Gunpla, the HGUC 1/144 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex [Narrative Ver.] will be released in June 2018 and it looks gorgeous!
Here's a brief scheme explaining where in the timeline this new Gundam project is located.
The plot synopsis, taken from the official website (translated by AnimeNewsNetwork):
U.C. 0097. The year the Laplace’s Box was opened. Despite the revelation of the original charter for the Universal Century, which acknowledges the existence of Newtypes and their rights, the world remains largely unchanged.
After the destruction of the Neo Zeon remnant force known as the Sleeves, the event that has come to be known as the “Laplace Incident” seems to have drawn to a close. In the final battle, two Full Psycho Frame mobile suits displayed power beyond human imagination. The menace of the White Unicorn and the Black Lion were sealed away from public consciousness, and were consigned to be forgotten by history.
But now sightings of the RX-0 Unicorn 03, long thought lost two years ago, are being reported. Its name is Phenex, an immortal golden bird.
Among the staff members that have been confirmed are Shunichi Yoshizawa as director, Harukoshi Fukui writing the screenplay, Kumiko Takahashi as original character designer, Kim Satoshi as character designer, Hiroyuki Sawano returning as composer, and more noted on the official site.
You can check the trailer for the new Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative bellow. It looks amazing!
I'm actually anxious for this new Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative movie. If you are too, share your enthusiasm bellow in the comments. Cheers! ^^